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tomorrow morning donald trump expected to announce who will be his running mate. we are taking a look at the possibilities with political analyst donny fowler. and a unique soccer tournament is taking over union square this weekend. we are joined live by two people behind the game giving players a second chance at supply plus, fundraiser for police k-9 teams. we will introduce you to a handler and his k-9 partner and details on how you can help. all right. hello summer of 2016. it is a hot looking thursday in the bay. looking live there at the golden gate bridge. if you doubt me, let's take camera two right there.
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a bank of fog. traffic moving right along, and so are we. feeling a little bit like a rebel today. sal, gasia, i know you guys have a little rebel in you. a little bite. >> probably less than you, but i like it. >> i don't know. it's good, right? >> let's keep going. >> let's do it. >> welcome to "the 9". i should have said that long time ago. new this morning, supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg says she regrets her public comments and criticism about donald trump. ginsberg said in a statement that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. she promise toss be more circumspect in the future. last week she said she didn't want to think about the prospect of trump winning the presidency. she called trump a faker and joked about moving to new zealand if he were to be elected. trump responded by calling for ginsberg to resign because, quote, her mond is shot. >> officials in cleveland say
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they are ready for the republican convention. the convention starts on monday. security is a top priority among city leaders and everyone heading to ohio for the convention. the president of the police union had complained for months officers hadn't been trained and wouldn't have the equipment they needed because that equipment was ordered late. the police chief says security is a critical priority and his department is ready for large crowds. ohio law allows people to openly carry guns, but there is a secure zone around the convention hall will guns will not be allowed. >> as we approach the convention, donald trump is expected to announce his pick for vice president at 8 a.m. tomorrow our time. who are the candidates likely to be hired, so to speak? doug luzader has more this morning from washington, d.c. >> reporter: donald trump indicated on twitter that he would make his decision for vice president known tomorrow in manhattan, but his short list seems pretty clear. the trump motorcade leaves a country club in california
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yesterday. but trump spent much of the day in indiana for final round vp interviews that included indiana governor mike pence, former house speaker newt gingrich and new jersey governor chris christie. >> i am narrowing it down. i mean, i am at three, potentially four. but in my own mind i probably am thinking about two. >> reporter: which two? pence is seen as a pick that could help win over conservatives. >> i am honored to be on that list. >> reporter: another possibility, former trump rival chris christie, who has since become a trusted advisor. for his part, gingrich thinks it's down to him and pence. >> i suspect sometime tomorrow that mike and i will both gets phone calls and one of us will be packing our bags to go to new york and the other one will be going to watch it on tv. >> reporter: trump has challenges ahead in a race that is difficult to decipher. a fox news poll shows clinton up in colorado by points and
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ahead in virginia. but another poll shows statistical ties between clinton and trump in florida, ohio, and pennsylvania. trump's running mate could help build enthusiasm. but the actual selection is still a mystery. >> the point he made at the end of our meeting to all of us was only one person knows who is gonna be the vice president, and that person doesn't know yet. >> reporter: this, though, may be something of a clue. this was just released this morning. it's a list of speakers for the republican convention taking place next week. newt gingrich is listed as a speaker. so is chris christie. mike pence is not. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. hillary clinton so far has been tight-lipped about her potential running mates. word is massachusetts senator elizabeth warren has made the candidate's short list. clinton got her endorsement earlier this month. other names that have been rumored at the list of
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candidates are virginia senator tim cain and housing secretary castro of texas. the democrats have their convention in philadelphia starting july 25. joining us this morning is political analyst donny fowler. yesterday newt gingrich said something pretty funny. he said this thing has seemed like an episode of the apprentice, you know, that reality show where he was choosing people. this time he is choosing someone to be his running mate right out there on tv. >> you are hired. not you're fired. >> right. >> it is always a great circus the few weeks before each political party's convention. who is the vp going to be? the first and most important priority from a political campaign point is don't make a mistake. the second most important qualitycation is can you actually be -- qualification is can you help the president be a better president? if for some reason he or she leaves, can you step in?
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the speculation and gamesmanship and the stakes is fun. but this is a very serious choice and it's going to say a lot about hillary clinton and donald trump. >> the names on the short list now, new jersey governor chris christie, former house speaker, newt gingrich, mike pence, long careers in public service. they bring pluses, but also baggage. each of them individually? >> that's right. if you are hillary clinton, you're looking to do one of two things. help win a battleground state, so you look at a senator from virginia or senator from ohio, sharon brown. maybe you get a half a point or a point and you put virginia or ohio over the top. the second thing she might be looking for is to energize democrats. you know, especially the bernie sanders people who some of them still feel disappointment. so maybe that is elizabeth warren. for donald trump he has to solve a problem, and that is he has never been in public service. he is not really prepared to be president.
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so can he pick someone with grav itis. also, he has to pick an attack dog. donald trump himself is a pretty good attack dog. >> someone who backs his word? >> right. >> who could go after hillary clinton. >> the scrappy one. >> it's hard to believe anyone can outdo donald trump on that. >> it seems to me just from watching him that those two guys, that's what his heart says. his head may say mike pence? >> that's right, sal. you nailed the two choices. somebody who is vocal, attack dog. there is nobody better than newt gingrich except donald trump at that. mike pence has been a congressman, head of foreign policy committee in the u.s. house of representatives and current governor of indiana. he brings some calmness to a campaign that's often seen as a little bit fraying at the edges. >> wouldn't you say it means post-election? you have to get elected first. then you become the vice
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president. i think about florida, ohio, some other battleground states for hillary clinton. but you would want someone who could win those states? >> that's right. but you can also make the mistake. think sarah palin. you know? so for trump specially, the newcomer to politics, this pick is going to be another statement about his judgment and his qualifications to be president. >> you think. >> pence won't help him win a state, but might give him some seriousness that he doesn't have. >> when we vote in november and you bring up sarah palin, you think people are voting, you know what? i am not going to vote because palin is on the ticket. >> it made john mccain look a little less serious. donald trump needs to look more serious. mike pence offers that. on the other hand, newt gingrich is more animators the. he has more ideas. so he could bring more energy to the trump campaign than governor pence. >> he is also good on tv. he has been on all the shows. >> yes. >> debates. >> yeah. he is going to be on, you know,
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all the news channels. >> let's switch the topic to the most recent quinnipiac poll that puts trump essentially even with clinton in florida, ohio, pennsylvania. moral standards, honesty, a high issue here and evening these two up? >> yes. this is an election that's going to be about character and values. less so about issues. the american people are largely divided between democrats and republicans, even those who call themselves independents are going to predict about whether they are going to vote democrat or republican. so we are looking at a close race. 40% of the american people will vote republican. 40% or more for hillary clinton. so you have only got a few people in the middle. what happens in virginia, ohio, florida, the three biggest states up for grabs, is really important. this is probably going to be a close election because the american people are closely divided. >> how big of an issue are the hillary clinton emails in this poll? >> there is a narrative about every presidential candidate. we have a narrative about donald trump. he is wild.
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he is unprepared. he shoots from the hip. the narrative about hillary clinton is very experienced, but a little untrustworthy. so every story that you add to support that narrative about hillary clinton hurts her. it solidifies the narrative. this email, the decision about having a private email server in her house, solidifies the existing narrative. it doesn't change it. >> donny, i want to ask you something quickly about the republican platform. it seems like it's much more conservative than four years ago. what are they doing? are they trying to win the hard- liners who may not be tempted to vote for trump otherwise? >> that's exactly right. the republican party and the democratic party have a challenge of turning out their strongest, most fervent conservative and liberal voters. the people for ted cruz on the republican party, the people for bernie sanders on the left for the democratic party. so you want to appeal to make sure they vote. if they vote, they are going to vote for donald trump. but you have to make sure with
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the republican platform being so very, very conservative, you have to make sure that they want to go vote. even if it's not for donald trump, they are voting for a conservative agenda. >> we will have trump's announcement live on "mornings on 2" at 8:00 in the morning, i believe. >> donny, thank you. >> going to be exciting. this morning turning to you and asking who would you like to see as vice president? and does that vp pick sway your vote? we asked the question earlier on "mornings on 2". a number of responses. real quick what vaughn had to say. he says honestly to me it's anyone with a great sense of humor and awesome personality. someone fun to watch on tv. this is what we need. >> jack nelson says pence is too soft. new jersey governor christie has the bridgegate scandal. >> if you want to respond, we will talk about it later in the newscast. use the hashtag #ktvu or
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checking stocks, always nice to see this. the dow jones industrial up by 140 points. green as well over on the s&p, and nasdaq. all gaining one full percent. today marks one week since five officers were killed in dallas as the city slowly recovers. the fallen officers are being laid to rest. visitation is being held tonight at a dallas suburb church for 40-year-old officer michael krol. funeral services will be tomorrow in texas, but krol will be buried in michigan where he grew up. three officers were laid to rest yesterday, including a private service for sergeant michael smith. there is a public memorial for
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him at the top of the next hour. and in st. paul, minnesota right now there is a visitation for philando castile. he is the african-american man who was shot to death by a white police officer last week. the memorial began with a procession. the funeral will be held later today. his mother wants an acumencal service for her son for people of all faiths and races to come together. his girlfriend says he was shot and killed while telling an officer he was carrying a legally permitted gun. she live streamed the shooting on facebook. president obama will appear in a televised town hall event on race relations. it follows the shooting of african-american men by police in louisiana and minnesota and the sniper ambush of five officers in dallas last week. members of the oakland
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unified school district will meet with black students. at 9:30 we will hear more about the planned discussion. we will be joined live here in studio by the superintendent of the school district antoine wilson. let's go to dave clark. >> here are some of the other top stories we are following. san jose fire crews are investigating a fire in the east hills. it burned 10 acres. it may have been started by fireworks, which are illegal in san jose. firefighters arrived at vista point up sierra road after 2:30 this morning. flames were burning on both sides of the roads and officials think fireworks may have started it. 70 firefighters from calfire and san jose battled those flames. a roman candle was found at that scene. well, caltrans has a design for a third lane on the richmond san rafael bridge. it was presented to the beltway toll authority's oversight committee t calls for a third
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lane on the lower deck. it also includes a bike lane on the top deck. the two projects cost $74 million. the new lanes could be ready by december of 2017. well, oakland police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened outside a gas station early this morning near the border with emeryville. a shot spotter detected the gunfire at four this morning and police found the man in the street. he had been shot several times. investigators hope surveillance video from that gas station there may lead to clues about the shooting. those are just a couple of your morning headlines. may, mike, back to you. >> thank you. and coming up next on "mornings on 2: the 9". the lessons your children are being taught in school are about to change. the new curriculum. and a soccer tournament for homeless and underprivileged children and adults. up next, we talk live with some of the people behind it as they prepare to kick off this weekend in san francisco.
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looking like a beautiful day inland. triple digits expected. let's check in with steve paulson because we saw the fog still at the coast. but not where you are in jack london square? >> that is correct, mike. it's nice here. we are by ferry landing right there where the gold fleet came in, picked up some passengers. nice sunny day. a little breezy. inland very, very hot. temperatures by the coast 60s. inland it's 90s and 100s. and if you have used the ferly landing in jack london square, you might have seen this uss potomac. when whoa come back in about 20 minutes or so we'll talk about this famous, famous ship. presidential. famous singer bought it at one time. it's one of two presidential yachts still in service. more on that when we come back. >> all right. thank you, steve. this weekend san francisco's union square is going to look a little different because of the annual
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bay area championship of street soccer u.s.a. >> yeah. about 64 four-person teams will compete with teams made up of homeless and underprivileged children and you adults. >> for more we are joined live by rec and parks general manager and a former homeless player who now teaches the sport. jimmy, i will start with you and the fact that you were living in a san francisco homeless shelter when you saw a flyer for this soccer game? >> i was. rob, one of the founders of the program and one of the coaches, antoine, they used to walk in the shelter twice a week saying, anybody want to kick a ball around? at the time i had a broken neck because of my seizures so i couldn't participate. but then i get out of my broken neck, out of my head brace and i get into the program and it gave me motivation coming to the program, which got me a job. i now have housing and i work
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for park and rec. i teach 2 to 5-year-olds how to kick a ball around. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> just great story about jimmy and a soccer ball and a life- changing moment. >> it's amazing. i am so proud of him. he is a really important member of our team. but it also demonstrates the power of sport to create social change. that's what this tournament is all about. street soccer u.s.a. and founders rob and lawrence kahn are amazing. we have partnered with them for about five years. they have impacted about 4,000 homeless people across the country in this program. jimmy is one of them. through our partnership, i met jimmy, and he has worked for us now for quite a while and i hope he will be with us for a long, long time. and sport can make a difference. >> so how do you get people who are homeless, who may have a lot of other big concerns, to put that all away for a second and come play soccer?
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>> well, this is the beauty of the program. i mean, first of all, every homeless person has a story, and many played soccer or love soccer or followed soccer. whether it's soccer, baseball or any other sport, sport teaches certain life skills or helps bring out certain life skills that are fundamental in giving people a path to success. and, you know, again, my hats off to street soccer u.s.a. and rob and lawrence. this is a national program, and san francisco is one of their home cities. >> 60 cities. >> yeah. >> i mean, i grew up playing sports. jimmy, there is something about being on a team. what was that like? >> you have support. >> you didn't -- >> when you are out there, you are sleeping in a bed by yourself. now you have a team to go to. >> it was someone reaching out a hand? before no one reached out? >> i did have it. i was not reaching for it. >> why not? >> i was an alcoholic.
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i had a good job. i used to be a chef. you know -- >> when you feel that grass, when you are part of the team? >> sleeping in the bed in the shelter wasn't that fun. so i was like, i have to motivate myself. and going to the soccer practice twice a week as motivation and then getting in the program and, you know, getting housing and working with rec and park and street soccer, we help kids from 6 to the age of 30. we have programs. if you are over 30, still come in. we won't kick you away. >> so maybe if this program hadn't been there, your life right now would be a lot different? >> it probably could be. fortunately, i had a lot of friends who didn't like seeing me drunk all day. but street soccer without a doubt gave me motivation to do -- to get out of the gutter, basically. >> can you tell me, we all see homeless people in union square. the fact that you are going to be in union square wearing your
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uniform, playing this game instead of sleeping in a sleeping bag along the side of the street, what's the different there in how you feel? >> some people -- well, some homeless people are happy being homeless. i hate to say that. but there are people who lose their jobs and for whatever bad luck hits them, it hits them. but living in a shelter, some people are happy living in the shelter collecting their check and food stamps. it was their life. that's what they did. >> what do you tell people now when you see them on the street? how do you reach out the hand? what's your opening line to them? >> my opening line is like, what are you doing? why are you being like this? and i ask -- i expect their answer. after they answer me, i respond to that. if they are like, you know, i lost my job. >> one of the things that we were talking about before the interview, though, is the fact that it's important for people
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to understand that there are opportunities and programs like street soccer, like a lot of the programs that run in san francisco in our recreation centers that are for everybody and can help people make healthy isochors. one of the great things about street soccer, it uses a sport which requires teamwork. it requires trust. it requires you to plan. it requires you to have a plan and russ you to stick with -- requires you to stick with it. >> and dedication to your teammates and yourself. >> you have to show up. >> you use the values -- >> what about mottos? >> the program uses the values of the sport. this beautiful game that touches so many people from all walks of life it, you know, really get people to take a look at their own story and potentially make a change like jimmy did. >> congratulations on all the success. just to recap, this weekend union square saturday. >> sunday all day.
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free. come out and see. all day long. 9 a.m. and these games are really exciting. about the game, small courts. 15 goals per game in 15 minutes four-on-four. all kind of teams of all ages. sunday is a celebrity game for a earthquake player and several other players that are really, really, really good soccer players. this is gonna be fun. root on our youth. root on our homeless teams. then root on some of the world's greatest soccer players. >> the rec and park team -- >> i am playing, too. >> that's a good team. >> i'm playing! >> the more people that come out and support it, the more people we can help by jimmy. please come out. >> if you need help, ask for it. we will help you. coming up next on "mornings on 2: the 9", the first body cameras on san jose police officers are now on patrol. up next the training officers are going through and the concerns some groups still have. and a story about a high
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we are checking the twitter feed right now. towards the top of the newscast we talked about donald trump and who he is going to pick for vice president. we are less than 24 hours away from finding out that answer. some names tossed out there, indiana governor mike pence, new jersey governor chris christie, newt gingrich, the former speaker of the house. one man, erick green wrote in, i hope trump picks newt gingrich. some people also mentioning that it doesn't really matter who he picks. they are going to vote for clinton or trump. >> champagne kitty says for clinton she likes warren. the country may not be ready for two females.
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that's her opinion. she might choose a man. >> we appreciate your answering our question of the day. especially when you use the hashtag #ktvuthe9. this afternoon staff members from the oakland unified school district will be meeting with a small group of african-american male high school students. >> them be talking about the recent violence that has killed two unarmed black men and five officers? the city of dallas. the meeting is being live streamed on facebook and local cable channels. >> leading the conversation is the superintendent. superintendent wilson joins us live on "the 9" this morning. tell us why this is planned to speak to the youth of oakland. >> well, this event is really about involving student voice in the information. the recent tragic events that have been happening across the country has sparked a number of different reactions. we think it's important that our young students have an opportunity to be present in the conversation. they have so many emotions of anger and fear and they just want to be involved. i think it's important we do so.
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>> we can't avoid this information not just in the school district, but in the country. that's what you are doing here? >> absolutely. this is something that we believe is important that we provide productive avenues for students to get involved in the conversation. we think it needs to be an ongoing conversation. today is just a start to that. >> do the students want to have the conversation? are they excited? >> the students actually reached out. i mean, we have a school board member, a student school board mer who reached out. he called other students and asked if we could do this. also working with one of our leaders in our communications and public affairs office. they asked and said, hey, can we provide in productive outlet for students to get involved, for their voice to be interjected? in oakland unified our focus is on college career and community ready. this is an important part for us. >> what kind of things have you been hearing? you said there was anger. what other things are students saying? >> there is anger. there is fear.
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really just a lot of questions as to what's going on and how can we, the students, how can we get involved and begin to bring some type of productive conversation, appropriate responses to the conversation? you know, when students see what's going on in minnesota, louisiana, and now dallas, you know, obviously that sparks concern. we think it's important for them to have an avenue to share what they're thinking. >> will it be only african- american students this afternoon, or are all student groups represented, and why? >> in this case, right now it's african-american males. we have the most recent events involve african-american males. losing their lives there. and regardless how people feel about that, that creates certain concerns for african- american males, students, around what that's about. but we will be having conversations through the year with all students. a number of different issues. >> what is the difference between having this
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conversation for these students today with you, the educators, and having it at home with the parents? >> yeah. well, we think that it's important for students to be provided a number of different outlets to have this conversation. but at school, and with myself as superintendent leading the district, it's important for them to know this issue matters to the school district and that them, as african-american males, having these types of questions, that we want to provide outlets for them to have the conversations. also, for other students on other issues that are important to them to know that we are a school district that wants to provide a forum for them to address their concerns, address their issues, and come up with productive ways in which to address some of the problems that are affecting our city and country. >> do you think someone will get up there and say what to do if you are stopped by a law enforcement officer? your a black male and those red and blue lights come on. do you think people will speak frankly about, okay, i have to put my hands on the steering
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wheel, that kind of thing? >> we want our students to be frank. we also want to make sure that our students know what to do. we also want to make sure that we bring voice into the room is to say we shouldn't have to be asking this question any more than any person in our country as to what to do. we should listen to the officer and know that everything is going to be fine. and that's really the concern here, is that there are people who don't feel that's the case. >> you are coming into a new school year, and just really a matter of weeks. your time in oakland has not been that long. anything about oakland, specifically oakland students, that have surprised you? >> oakland students are incredibly involved. i mean, they care a great deal. when there are issues that involve themselves, other students, the community, they have a real desire to show up and to make a difference. and so i'm excited about this opportunity to meet with the students to hear about how they can make a difference on this issue. >> president obama meeting with
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activists with police chiefs across the country today. is law enforcement involved in this conversation, and if not do you see another conversation down the road with law enforcement and your students? >> yeah. so we do have a police force in our district, and we will be inviting law enforcement to be a part of the conversation today, and we want to encourage ongoing conversations with african-american students, but all of our students with law enforcement to help us find productive solutions and ways to address these issues. >> get the dialogue going. thank you for your time. have a great afternoon. >> thanks for having me. lbgt history is one step closer to being taught in california public schools. >> the draft will be reviewed today by the state board. >> brian flores is joining us live in san francisco now with the president of the district's school board. brian. >> reporter: yeah, you know, so the last time that the history curriculum in california's public schools was changed was about ten years. so 2005. so, you know, a lot has changed during that time, including the
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rights of lbgt community. to talk more about some of these changes that should be happening in the history books, matt hahn any, who is the board president. thank you for joining us this morning. just your reaction to this, lgbt rights and struggles and history being taught in schools? california? >> i think it's incredibly important and exciting. we want our curriculum to reflect the reality, to be honest, to be accurate. this is a huge step forward. often our history leaves out marginlized groups like the lbgt community. the state of california is not only do we want to include them. we want to have standards. we want it to be meaningful and comprehensive. that's reflective of all the groups, that this is a step forward. >> reporter: what's happening today is the state board of education is going to review the curriculum, perhaps voting on it. what is the protocol? once you get guidance from the state, does it get rolled out into the next school year?
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how does that work? >> once we receive the standards, we will adopt the standards as well. and the hope will be that this will allow our approach to lbgt inclusive curriculum to be more comprehensive and meaningful. this will give the support to expand through the entire curriculum. >> reporter: the criticism i am hearing is that there are some groups who are more marginalized. there are other groups who say their struggles are not being talked about in the history books. a there talk about including some of the other groups, the native american story, anything like that? >> i hope that's a part of the conversation. i can't be either/or. i hope we have a conversation about how to include groups to expand that. it's about lgbt. it's about native american. it's about african-american. so this hopefully can show us how do it and do it well and we
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can do it for other groups as well. >> reporter: when the kids come back to school in the summer, are we expected to get a list of books or just this is how we are going to teach it? and is it going to be talked about in the unified school district or automatically implemented? >> the teachers will have to receive the professional development around it, lesson plans around it, and then we can include it in the books. it will be a process. some of this is already happening for us and we believe in it. so this allows us to have a little bit of guide book to do it well and make sure it's meaningful and successful. >> reporter: all right. thank you for joining us. again, the state school board is going to be talk about these changes in the curriculum. we are not talking about lbgt struggles or also many other topics that are going to be discussed in terms of the history books. they are talking about the philippine contributions before world war ii as well as the bres arrow movement as well. we will follow up the story and bring you the latest on the
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ktvu news at noon. guys, back to you. >> thank you very much. getting sad news about a california senator. sharon runner, a republican of southern california down in lancaster, she has died after a long struggle with health problems. you may remember that back in 2012 she said she would not be seeking re-election. she underwent a double lung transplant, had health complications. we are now just getting the news that sharon runner of southern california has died. we will get more information for you through the day. back in the bay area, the first wave of san jose police officers with body cameras are now out on patrol. the city's chief of police calls it a historic moment for the department. police went through several hours of training yesterday. community groups say it's a step in the right direction, but watchdog groups are concerned about police department protocols which have not made to clear as te whether the public or an oversight
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board would review footage. coming up, southwest airlines plans to add its international service out of oakland. coming up, the non-stop flights it's planning for south of the border. and getting your dog, mike in your case your charlie, washed for a good cause. next, more on the cover your canine fundraiser happening this weekend and you will meet a local officer and his k-9 officer for more on training and their equipment next.
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the uss potomac is docked just north of us up at jack london square. that's where we find ktvu's steve paulson on board.
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hi, steve. >> reporter: hello, gasia. yes, we are sort of in jack london square. we are on the uss potomac. a rich history. a little warm-up here. you look out. lots of sunshine. a little bit of fog still hanging up right there by the tower and the coast. a tremendous difference in a lot of the temperatures today. we thought we'd talk about the rich history here. joining me, you're the ceo of the uss potomac association? >> i am. thanks for joining us. >> reporter: what president had this as his yacht? >> president roosevelt's floating white house from 1936 to '45. >> reporter: he used this in the atlantic? >> yes, for weekend fishing trips and entertaining guests. >> reporter: and elvis presley bought it. are you ready to take a tour here?? >>? >> yes. >> reporter: what is this? >> the presidential elevators. this was so the president could get up and down from one deck to the other. >> reporter: that was kind of on a secret, because he didn't want to use the ladders or
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stairs? >> he couldn't. this was operated by pulley. he could pull himself up and down and surprise his guests. >> reporter: now we are going to the pilot house, which is actually historic because it never got any damage, right? >> that's right. when this ship sunk, the pilot house was still above water. so many things in the pilot house are original, which makes it the most historic part of the ship. the rest is a restoration. >> reporter: it sunk off treasure island but then it was saved, right? >> yes. it was raised. the port of oakland bought it. then the association took over and we have been caring for it every since. >> reporter: we are going to head downstairs and show you the site of where president roosevelt did a fireside chat in 1941. >> yes. right here from our radio room. >> reporter: and then welcome outside here and we'll walk across on the port side, i do believe? >> yes. that's the port side. port is left. >> reporter: and then we will walk along here. this was the tour. also, i might add, that the
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boat fell on hard times. it was bought for 15,000. you go out how often now? >> twice a week normally. we went out about 100 times last year. we have special cruises. we do charters, birthday parties, weddings. >> reporter: and we're in what now? >> this is the presidential saloon. this is the main dining area the president would have his guests here for dinner or he loved to be at the bar, which is his special place. he would mix drinks. he was quite a mixologist. >> reporter: well, some of them are, right? now, you can say fdr slept here, right? >> yes. but we ask you not to sleep on the bed. >> reporter: and we will head outside here. where are we heading now? >> to the boat detective. this is where fdr loved to sit and fish. he would have lots of people out here sitting on the couch and throw a line over and see what they could catch. >> reporter: and he had big cushions. >> as you know, he had polio and couldn't move his legs. he had to sit back against the
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cushions with his legs sticking out. so did all of his guests. so it wasn't uncomfortable for him to look different from anyone else. >> reporter: thank you very much. dominique from the uss potomac. come on out. the history here, going out on the bay, and seeing some whales. learn a little bit about this great ship. as well, elvis bought it. >> he sure did. >> reporter: thank you, steve. >> route here down the street. the non-profit cover your k- 9 is teaming up with local pet food express stores for the seventh annual cover your canine fundraiser. this has provided protection and emergency training to more than 600 canine teams in california over the past six years. cover your canine supplies, police car heat alarms, bullet- proof vests for the dogs, and emergency training for travelers. one k-9 benefited from this firsthand. >> officer juan barrera and his k-9 partner pedro were chasing
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a suspect near uc davis when pedro was hit by a car. the officer had recently taken emergency training provided by the k-9 fundraiser and was able to assess his injuries and stabilize him until help could arrive. for more on the importance of the fundraiser and the good work being done by the k-9 officers, let's go to in mike. >> i am joined by jeremy stein and his k-9 partner. how long have you had titus? >> three years. >> and partners before? >> no. just titus. >> what about growing up? were you an animal lover? had dogs growing up? >> i had a puppy growing up. my mom had a lap dog. a private dog of my own. >> you said you had have eight k-9 officers in the department. >> yes. >> with oakland. how did it come about? did they say i want to have a k- 9 officer? did they approach you? >> they actually, a friend of mine was a k-9 handler. he told me about the unit. been on a couple searches with him. i tested for it.
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and me and titus started a friendship. >> titus, steve paulson was talking out there, he has been looking at you. obviously, very passionate about you. he wants to play tug. >> yeah, a little tug. he likes the ball. so i play ball with him sometimes. >> this fundraiser going on this weekend. one of those bullet-proof vests. you bring titus out and put this on immediately, or only in -- >> only in certain scenes. so the vest was donated by cover your k-9, which is a great foundation. they donate over 150 grand of protective equipment. >> these are not cheap? >> no. titus has a vest and a trauma kit. they sent me to a training. the idea is we hope to never have to use this type of
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equipment or this type of care on a dog. just go to the regular searches without any problems. >> yeah. tell us a little bit about what is in the kit. >> in the kit there is gauze. there is gloves. there is respiratory apparatus that can be used on dogs and things that can be used on humans, too. so the kit is actually -- it's got tons of different pieces of equipment. it's got iv's and it's a -- i could go on and on. there is a list of things in the bag. >> tell us how important titus is. people see the k-9 on the car and the patrol car going by. he is an officer? >> yeah. titus is my friend. so me and titus get along really good. me and my family get along good with titus. my wife. i have got nephews and cousins. we have a great relationship with titus. a great family dog. most of the time he is like this, very social, very eager to play. he is wanting me to throw this ball right now. >> we have 30 seconds until we can do that. can you give me an example of
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titus out in the field where he just shined for you? >> yeah. titus will -- i can remember going to a call where i saw a juvenile that was pretty upset and i asked him if they wanted to pet the dog. they were really excited that i would offer, first of all, that i offer, and the dog was able to be pet. i let the dog out. next thing i know, two or three other kids came and pet the dog. it was great. really happy to see the police in another light than outside of the bad stuff. he has been great. we have a great working relationship with frick middle school. >> thanks for what you do, officer. i appreciate it. you, too, titus. it's important to protect them. get those donations going and make sure for more on this weekend's fundraiser, to find out about it, go to ktvu.com. we have posted information under web links at the top of the home page.
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a man who refuses to let his physical limitations from his dreams. robert mendez has been coaching football for a decade now. he was born out arms and legs, but he does have an ever present upbeat attitude.
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he really knows football and uses a smartphone, a stylus and a wheelchair to draw plays for his team. >> i try to be self-sufficient. that's one of my main goals in life. some people call it stubborn. i call it figuring things out on your own. i am not a disabled coach. i am a different coach. >> he chooses to teach everyone. that inspires everyone. >> mendez uses his story to teach his players about facing life's challenges. he also says he dislikes the word disabled. he says we are all disabled in some way. he describes himself as differently aged. southwest airlines wants to create a new connection between the east bay and mexico. the airline plans to start daily non-stop flights between oakland and cabo as well as oakland and puerto vallarta. it filed for government approval to start those flights on february 12th. southwest says it will announce fares and the actual schedule
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once they get get the department. retired nba star shaquille o'neal says he was dunked on by one player during his career, and that was derrick coleman. he said he decided that no one would ever pull that move on him. he seems to have changed his mind about that when it comes to his son. a video of his dunking on his dad is hitting it big on social media. the younger boy is ranked 53 among espn super 60 for the class of 2018. the 6'9" young man is being heavily recruited by many colleges out there. michigan state. duke. kentucky. i am sure you wouldn't mind having him? >> not at all. didn't look like shaq let his son -- >> yeah, he kinda -- >> yeah. it's nice to get over on your old man like that, you know?
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>> parents always want better for their children, i think. >> he probably remembers when he was one foot, two foot. now he is 6'5". >> good memories. all right. that is our show for the morning. thank you for joining us. gasia and i will be back here at noon for a full hour of news. see you then. thanks a lot. thanks a lot. hi. is the internet still out?
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